After hitting a batter to open the second inning against the Braves, Jake Westbrook quickly coaxed a double play to erase the runner and keep the pitch count down.

Just another day as a sinkerballer.

Westbrook has thrown two scoreless innings against Braves this afternoon at Disney's Champion Stadium. Westbrook has five of his six outs from groundballs. He needed 11 pitches to complete the second inning, a welcome reset after grinding through 25 in the first inning.

The score is tied, 0-0, through 2 1/2 innings.

Westbrook, the first Cardinals pitcher to hit this spring, attempted a bunt on the first pitch from Julio Teheran. He fouled off a second pitch, and then he struck out for the first out of the third inning.

Westbrook has a walk in all three innings pitched.

The Cardinals have not scored in 21 innings.